Motorcycle rider survives, arrested after high speed chase, crash

Yesterday evening, at around 7:00 p.m., Yamhill County Traffic Deputy Steve Wilkinson was monitoring traffic safety on Wallace Road near Alderman Road in Yamhill County.  This location is approximately 4.5 miles south of the City of Dayton.  He was facing southbound when a 2004 Honda motorcycle passed him at a high rate of speed.  Deputy Wilkinson attempted to stop the motorcycle using audible lights and siren but the rider failed to yield and increased speed, topping out at around 125 mph.

Speeds decreased to around 50 mph as the motorcycle entered the City of Dayton, but the rider lost control of the motorcycle, entered a ditch and struck a fence in the 600 block of 3rd Street.  The driver, who was later identified as McMinnville resident, Alejandro Jacobo Gonzalez, 22 , was transported by ambulance to the Salem Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

A search of the crash scene uncovered a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine in a container near the motorcycle.

The crash is being investigated by the Yamhill County Multi Agency Traffic Team and is ongoing.  Charges relating to the attempt to elude police and the controlled substance found at the scene are expected to be filed against Gonzalez.

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